Plenty of stuff rocks. People love their iPhones, love what most consider average-thin and sleek laptops, like the HP Envy 13, and the regular Macbook. Sometimes, however, companies put out products that simply challenge our assumptions about what something can do. The Macbook Air-overpriced, underpowered? Sure. But there is no doubt about it-it will go down in history as a technological marvel. It is as thin as some of the earlier flashdrives. Where am I getting at? The Panamera Turbo undeniably falls in this category. Is it porky? Sure. Does it probably gulp fuel? Mmhm. Ugly? Up for debate-not ruled. But this car is...incredible. ...loading Browse posts by: Make/ModelVehicle Style/Type All Categories Features Close Features Featured:Review:2009 Aston Martin DB9 Volante makes getting away with it all the fun Featured:First Drive:2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG straightens up and flies right BMW defies logic with six-cylinder Concept 6 motorcycle Lutz: High-performance Chevy Volt SS a "possibility" Geneva: Lookin' Swede: Volvo reveals Geneva-bound 2010 S60 sedan Green: REPORT: GM will build Cadillac Converj Car and Driver runs Porsche Panamera Turbo in The 24 Hours of Dayton by Jonny Lieberman (RSS feed) on Nov 11th 2009 at 10:58AM Porsche Panamera Turbo - click above for high-res image gallery That's Dayton, as in Ohio. Never heard of that race? We have, but only because we had Car and Driver's head cheese Eddie Alterman on our esteemable podcast the other week and he mentioned it. What is the 24 Hours of Dayton? Let's let C/D explain: "A Brumos Porsche won the 2009 24 Hours of Daytona. We couldn't even summon the entry fees for that race, so we invented an event, the 24 Hours of Dayton, in which we were the first entry, the last entry, the only entry." Get it? If you don't, C/D rounded up three editors and decided to run a series of 356 mile laps around Dayton, thereby inventing (and dominating) the first ever 24 hour race. You can also be fairly certain this particular race is also the last ever. As far as the Panamera Turbo is concerned, all the racers (fine, drivers) were quite impressed, repeatedly waxing poetic about how the big four-door Porsche kicks the BMW 7 Series and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the you know where. Hard, too. One editor hit 190 mph – with someone in the backseat! Another noted how 100 mph came up all too frequently when entering a freeway, eliciting at least one middle finger. All three were taken aback by the Panamera's luxurious interior. The numbers they collected – stuff like 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds – are startling, leading C/D to speculate that the turbo'd Panamera might be a wee bit underrated in the power department. Also: assicles. But you're going to have to read the article to figure that one out. The bolded stats, in 1994, were considered revolutionary. In fact, only the McLaren could hit them, if I recall correctly. Perhaps the F50. And this car looks like a shoe, seats 4 from what I gather comfortably, and can be streeted with ease, I am sure, in comfort settings. Astonishing.